The Age of the Vikings
Myth and Religion
Viking Use of Archery
Fate and Honor
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This website is a free educational source containing articles, essays, and illustrations
about the Vikings, plus links and references to other research sources. It is
offered as a resource for anyone with an interest in the Vikings and a desire
to learn more about them and the world in which they lived. However, this site
has been specifically designed to complement the fiction series, The Strongbow
Saga, which is set during the latter 9th century portion of the Viking era.
The term 'Living History' is usually used to describe historical
reenactors who attempt, with rigorously correct costumes, weapons, tools,
and other artifacts of a past period, to create for onlookers a feel for the
people and period being portrayed. This website, together with the novels
of the Strongbow Saga series, will hopefully provide a different kind of living
history experience. Through the information offered on this website, plus
the bibliography and links to other resources it contains, readers may delve
in depth into all aspects of the Vikings' culture, history, and the
time period and world in which they lived. Armed with this knowledge, and
through the fictional tale of Halfdan Hroriksson, the young Dane whose adventures
in the Strongbow Saga weave in and out of actual events of the latter 9th
century and the lives of historical figures who helped shape the history of
that period, readers will hopefully be able to experience the Vikings and
their world come alive.
This is an evolving website, with new features, articles, and other content
added periodically. Visitors are encouraged to revisit regularly. Persons
wishing to submit articles for possible inclusion on the site, or suggest
revisions or corrections to articles already posted, should
contact the author.
For more information about the Strongbow Saga
fiction series, visit www.judsonroberts.com.